- New report says health facilities attacked in 19 countries Updated: May-23-16 8:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Deliberate or indiscriminate attacks have decimated health facilities, killed medical workers and patients, and deprived countless civilians of care in 19 countries during 2015 and the first three months of 2016, a coalition of more than 30 health and humanitarian organizations said in a new report released Monday.
- EU urges Congo authorities to redouble election efforts Updated: May-23-16 9:21 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union has urged authorities in Congo to breathe new life into the electoral process so that political chaos doesn't undermine the chances for free, fair and inclusive polls.
- UN: Bus crash in Congo kills at least 37 people, injures 22 Updated: May-21-16 3:00 pm
KINSHASA, Congo - A United Nations-backed radio station in Congo says at least 37 people have been killed and 22 injured in a bus crash.
- Dorticos beats Kalenga for WBA cruiserweight title Updated: May-20-16 6:16 pm
PARIS - Yunier Dorticos of Cuba used unrelenting uppercuts and impressive accuracy to stop Youri Kalenga in the 10th round and take the vacant WBA interim cruiserweight title in Paris on Friday.
- Congo opposition leader Katumbi flies to South Africa Updated: May-20-16 4:19 pm
LUBUMBASHI, Congo - Congo's top opposition candidate for the upcoming presidential election flew to South Africa for medical treatment Friday, one day after authorities issued an arrest warrant for him on charges his supporters say are politically motivated.
- Passengers on EgyptAir flight included businessmen, parents Updated: May-20-16 2:54 pm
PARIS - The 66 people lost aboard EgyptAir Flight 804 included a businessman adored by his colleagues, a language and history scholar and a mother caring for a daughter with cancer. A look at the lives of the dead:
- Congo's political crisis stokes fears of widespread violence Updated: May-20-16 10:18 am
WASHINGTON - A simmering political crisis in Congo that the U.S. and its allies have been unable to defuse is stoking fears in Congress that one of Africa's largest countries is on the verge of slipping into widespread violence.
- Aid group suspending operations in area where driver killed Updated: May-19-16 3:39 pm
BANGUI, Central African Republic - Doctors Without Borders says it must suspend operations in part of Central African Republic after its employees there came under attack, leaving one person dead.
- Refugee mentors fill family roles Updated: May-14-16 11:08 am
TWIN FALLS, Idaho - Beatrice Bahati warmed herself in the sun at a park Feb. 16, the first day pleasant enough to hint at the return of spring to Twin Falls.
- UN report: Congolese officers got pistols from North Koreans Updated: May-14-16 1:31 am
UNITED NATIONS - U.N. experts say Congolese army officers and police reported receiving pistols from a group of 30 North Korean instructors training their presidential guard and special police forces, which would appear to be a violation of U.N. sanctions banning Pyongyang from exporting weapons or providing military training.
- French president marks end to C. African Republic mission Updated: May-13-16 3:28 pm
BANGUI, Central African Republic - French President Francois Hollande says the country's mission is formally over in Central African Republic after the former colonizer's military spent more than two years trying to stabilize the highly volatile country.
- US approves UN use of force to protect civilians in conflict Updated: May-11-16 7:52 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The United States on Wednesday pledged to support a set of principles that give a green light for U.N. peacekeeping troops and police to use force to protect civilians in armed conflicts.
- Congo court says president can stay in office beyond mandate Updated: May-11-16 3:18 pm
KINSHASA, Congo - Congo's constitutional court said Wednesday the president can stay in office beyond his mandate if there is a delay in presidential elections, slated for November.
- Freeport-McMoRan sells mining stake for $2.65 billion Updated: May-09-16 1:32 pm
NEW YORK - Freeport-McMoRan Inc. will sell its stake in TF Holdings Limited to a Chinese mining company for $2.65 billion as it continues to cut costs and sell assets in order to reduce its debt.
- Congo buries its king of rumba, world music star Papa Wemba Updated: May-04-16 3:58 pm
KINSHASA, Congo - Thousands of Congolese attended the funeral Wednesday of Papa Wemba, a musician known around the world as the king of Congolese rumba.
- Rebels kill at least 17 civilians in eastern Congo Updated: May-04-16 12:36 pm
KINSHASA, Congo - A Congo rights group that tracks rebel violence says that at least 17 civilians have been killed in the country's east.
- 3 Red Cross employees abducted in eastern Congo Updated: May-03-16 3:21 pm
KINSHASA, Congo - Three employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross have been abducted in eastern Congo.
- Equatorial Guinea leader looks to extend decades-long rule Updated: Apr-24-16 10:34 am
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang, Africa's longest-serving leader and the world's longest-serving non-royal head of state, is expected to dominate an election Sunday for a new term that could take his reign past the four-decade mark.
- World music star Papa Wemba dies after collapsing on stage Updated: Apr-24-16 9:22 am
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - Papa Wemba, a musician known around the world as the king of Congolese rumba, has died following a collapse on stage during a concert, officials said. He was 66.